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  • Photo of Alexander Ploss in lab.
    June 30, 2016

    Assistant Professor Alexander Ploss was selected as a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infections Disease (PATH) Award for 2016.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo of zebrafish skeleton
    June 10, 2016

    A new study in zebrafish suggests that irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence.

    Research
  • Graphic image WWS Reacts
    June 6, 2016

    The Senate voted last week to advance $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help fight the spread of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is particularly harmful to pregnant women.

    Research
  • Graphic of 2016 Fellowships
    April 28, 2016

    Eight fellowships were awarded to Molecular Biology postdoctoral fellows, Jia Peng, Qiang Ding, Matthew Niepielko, Heath Johnson, Rachel Kadzik, and Angela Mitchell; graduate student, Alexander Goglia; and former postdoctoral fellow, Rumela Chakrabarti. 

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Image of mosquitoes mating
    April 25, 2016

    Eight new research projects, from novel ways to control mosquitoes to a telescope for studying the Big Bang, have been awarded funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds at Princeton University.

    Research
  • Photo of Yibin Kang
    April 8, 2016

    Yibin Kang, Princeton University's Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, is among 16 researchers to be named Komen Scholars by Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo of Yibin Kang, Alexei Korennykh and Jared Toettcher
    March 17, 2016

    The Department of Molecular Biology has announced the recipients of the 2016 MOL BIO Innovation Awards. These awards are for MOL faculty who propose research projects that stretch the PIs, their labs, and the department in new directions, and possibly lay the groundwork for externally funded grants.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo from Artwork and Gargoyles image gallery
    March 2, 2016

    Five projects — ranging from a way to make the Internet of Things more secure to a new strategy for discovering antibiotics — have been awarded funding through Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator (IPA) Fund. The projects were chosen for their potential to become technologies or products that can benefit society.

    Research
  • Photo of staining of cilia in zebrafish...
    February 24, 2016

    A new study of a protein found in cilia – the hair-like projections on the cell surface – may help explain how genetic defects in cilia play a role in developmental abnormalities, kidney disease and a number of other disorders.

    Research
  • Photo of Haw Yang, Joshua Shaevitz and Sabine Petry
    February 23, 2016

    A technology to uncover how the infant brain learns language and a microscope that can image and manipulate the inner workings of a functioning cell have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Graphic of WWS Reacts
    February 9, 2016

    President Barack Obama is urging Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has spread into more than 20 countries across Latin America since May 2015.

    Research
  • Still from Social Interactions and the brain video
    January 27, 2016

    Mala Murthy, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and her research are featured in Science Nation,  a video series commissioned by the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.

    Research
  • Photo of Shirley Tilghman discussing epigenetics
    January 22, 2016

    The same process that determines why certain bees become queen bees while others with the exact same DNA become worker bees also plays a role in how donuts eaten by a pregnant woman may influence whether her child becomes obese.

    Research
  • Photo of Daniel Notterman and seniors conducting research in his lab
    January 13, 2016

    The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study has played a foundational role in helping researchers understanding the capabilities and deficits of unmarried parents and the challenges faced by their children.

    Research
  • Image of how bacterial communication 'goes with the flow' in causing infection, blockage
    January 13, 2016

    New work from Princeton University researchers shows that the effectiveness of bacteria's ability to keep in touch is influenced by the physical characteristics and flow of fluid in the environments they're invading. The findings provide a better understanding of where and when in a system scientists can interfere with bacterial communication to help prevent infections and blockages.  

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